Saturday, August 13, 2011

Trust And Obey

This is one of my favorite hymns. I remember it from church when I was young. This is one of the songs that got sung a lot. Apparently a whole lot of people love it. It was written back in 1886 by John Sammis and the music was written by Daniel Towner. It is a lovely song and tells the proper order of christian life--trust first, then obey.

"When we walk with the Lord in teh light of His Word,
What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.

Trust and obey, for there's no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.

Not a shadow can rise, not a cloud in the skies,
But His smile quickly drives it away;
Not a doubt nor a fear, not a sigh nor a tear,
Can abide while we trust and obey.

Not a burden we bear, not a sorrow we share,
But our toil He doth richly repay;
Not a grief nor a loss, not a frown nor a cross,
But is blest if we trust and obey.

But we never can prove the delights of His love
Untill all on the alter we lay;
For the favor He shows and the joy He betsows
Are for them who will trust and obey.

Then in fellowship sweet we will sit at His feet,
Or we'll walk by His side in they way;
What He says we will do, where He sends we will go--
Never fear, only trust and obey.

The Complete Book of Hymns: Inspiring Stories about 600 Hymns and Praise Songs


Fresh Garden said...

Beautiful! Inspirational

Jen said...

So remember this song when I was little. Oh to trust and obey. The simplicity...yet the joy in such words. Blessings ~ jen from Rich Faith Rising